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A Contributed Post: Why You Should Stop Using Plastic Bags

The world of modern convenience has made life easier, but has also taken us away from thinking about our choices in many situations. Everything we do has consequences, but the conveniences brought about by modern technology and advancements have helped

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From Guest Blogger Lauren Williamson: Five Important Scrap Metal Recycling Tips

Let’s face it – in today’s day and age, you can be sure of the fact that there are more than enough scrap metal yards around. Well, that saves you the unnecessary hassle of having to take matters into your

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Should We Tolerate Intolerance?

It’s said that man is basically good, i.e., that most people are kind, helpful, productive, and sane individuals, perfectly capable of living harmoniously in society.  Those who hold this belief, however, are forced to adopt some theory that explains things

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Saluting Two of the World’s Great Movements

On this date in 1920, American women won the right to vote, as the congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  This is a wonderful example of our civilization’s progress driven by scores of of dedicated people, working

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Neo-Nazis: Are We Overthinking This?

We all struggle to understand the neo-Nazis.  Is this some form of mental illness, exacerbated by mob rule?  How do these people consider themselves a “master race?” Is this a genetic mutation gone horribly wrong?  The result of bad parenting

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From Guest Blogger Hannah Thomas: Why You Should Never Throw Away Your Old Tech

As the technology evolves, people are becoming more and more tech savvy and the production of new devices is blooming. Nowadays people all around the world, and especially teenagers, change a lot of devices in quite short time periods. There’s

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Costa Rica Takes the Purest Joy in Setting Records for Environmental Stewardship

Who doesn’t love Costa Rica?  With an educational system ranked 20th in the “Global Competitiveness Report 2013–14,” described as of “high quality,” a literacy rate of 94.9%, and a healthcare system that ranks essentially the same, the country’s natural beauty is hardly the

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Everyone Wants To Know: How Did the American Experiment in Democracy Go So Wrong–So Suddenly?

Eight months into this presidency, we’re under threat of nuclear war and we have lethally violent Nazis marching in our streets, two phenomena so shocking that they’ve relegated the dozens of other unfolding catastrophes (like the demise of environmental regulations

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From Guest Blogger Lana Hawkings: How to Go Green at Home and Lead a Sustainable, Non-Toxic Lifestyle

Going green is probably the most pressing initiative right now. In order to move to a sustainable lifestyle, many households are encouraged to make necessary changes to secure a better, cleaner future for their children. However, the road to this

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From Guest Blogger Devin Morrissey: An Argument for Sustainable Healthcare Practices

Common discourse about reducing society’s impact on the environment usually centers what we can do in our own lives to change the world for the better. While choosing eco-friendly transportation and getting your community involved in recycling can yield some

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